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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I woke up yesterday with white stool and experienced white stool three times, followed by gray and now back to brownish gray. I have taken no antibiotics or other such medications. I had what I believed to be a serious bladder infection approximately one month ago, which lasted just over a week. I had a significant amount of blood in my urine, and I'm not sure if any came out of my rectum, as well. Is there a normal, healthy explanation for this? Thank you!
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hi
User :   Thank you for responding
Doctor :   give me a min plerase, let me go thru your query
User :   sure
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   26/f
User :   be 27 this month
Doctor :   do you have any other medical condition ?
User :   not that i'm aware of
User :   i'm exhausted, but that's it
Doctor :   ant abdominal discomfort ?
User :   it seems like the color is returning to normal, i'm wondering if there's a reasonable explanation for a temporary color change
User :   no
Doctor :   any**
User :   actually...
User :   a bit of tenderness to the touch, but otherwise none at all
Doctor :   where is the point of tenderness ?
User :   upper right side of the abdomen, but i don't know if it's in my head. I know that that is an area of concern, so I'm not sure whether I'm just imagining it. It is tender, but not severe at all
Doctor :   ok
User :   also, i woke up last night with a nosebleed, but i don't know if that would be in any way related
Doctor :   first time that happened ?
User :   yes
User :   nose bleed or white stool?
Doctor :   both
User :   not my first nosebleed, but the first in a while. first time i experienced white (3 times and then gray) stool.
Doctor :   are you on any medications at the moment
User :   just birth control
User :   are there any foods or vitamins that can cause this?
Doctor :   food is the usual culprit most of the time
User :   which foods?
User :   it was completely white
Doctor :   usually pigmented food esp blueberries
Doctor :   but your stool then changed to dark right ?
Doctor :   was the consistency normal ?
User :   it was totally white three times, then turned gray. now it's grayish brown
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so now here is what we have to do now
Doctor :   since you dont have any abdominal symptoms
Doctor :   which is a good thing
Doctor :   is your appetite ok
User :   yes
User :   the only other thing is that i feel completely fatigued, despite a full night of sleep (minus the nosebleed)
Doctor :   now we will wait for another day
Doctor :   since when ?
User :   up and down for a few weeks. today is really bad, though.
Doctor :   did you got your thyroid tested anytime ?
User :   no
Doctor :   thats one thing you should get it done
User :   just because of the fatigue, or is the white stool another indication?
Doctor :   fatigue
Doctor :   the white stool changes are usually due to lack of bile
User :   i'm more worried about having completely white stool, is that worry unwarranted?
User :   yes, exactly. but why am i failing to produce bile?
User :   or could it be an obstruction?
Doctor :   which is digestive fluid produced by the liver and stored in the gall bladder
User :   yes
Doctor :   now its come back to normal again
Doctor :   and you dont have any symptoms that can be causing obstruction
User :   ok
Doctor :   so we need to follow in your case
User :   so wait it out
Doctor :   if it happens again then yes a stool exam is must
User :   you don't think i should have my liver enzymes checked?
Doctor :   i was getting on that
Doctor :   along with your thyroid
User :   ok
User :   do you know what foods could have caused this though?
Doctor :   there are no specific food as sometimes body metabolisms can cause change
Doctor :   but just get your thyroid and LFT done
Doctor :   thats important
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